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  • IBS Friendly Meal Plan
    Lifestyle,  Gluten Free

    IBS Friendly Meal Plan

    Today I thought I would share an IBS Friendly Meal Plan example with you guys for those that would like to see if following a diet that eliminates high FODMAP’s can help with bloating.  FODMAP’s are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with IBS. FODMAP’s are found naturally in many foods and food additives. Monash University has done extensive research on FODMAP’s and have created the below chart of what foods to stay away from (high FODMAP) I have found that eliminating certain foods from their high FODMAP list from my diet has helped significantly in reducing…

  • LOW Fodmap Veggie Pasta 8
    Mains,  Gluten Free

    LOW Fodmap Veggie Pasta

    This LOW Fodmap Veggie Pasta is a warm and comforting bake to make for dinner. It uses low FODMAP pumpkin, spinach and tomatoes, as well as a little bit of ricotta cheese.  It serves 2 people or serves 3 people with slightly smaller servings. The recipe can easily be doubled and this pasta is best eaten on the day of making. What are FODMAPs? Put simply, FODMAP’s are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, which can trigger symptoms in people with IBS. But you don’t just have to have IBS to be effected, you may just experience general discomfort when eating these foods…

  • Low FODMAP Tabbouleh with Peppers
    Mains,  FODMAP,  Gluten Free

    Low FODMAP Tabbouleh with Peppers

    This is my Low FODMAP Tabbouleh with Peppers recipe best eaten as a side or as a main meal for lunch. This recipe using low FODMAP red and green peppers, mint, parsley, the green part of a spring onion, quinoa and feta. The simple dressing that accompanies the tabbouleh is made with lemon and olive oil.  Tabbouleh also spelt tabouleh or tabouli, is a Lebanese salad that is made with bulghur wheat, onions, tomatoes and parsley. Sadly, whenever I eat traditional Tabbouleh I get cramps because bulghur wheat and onions are a big no-no if you have IBS. Low FODMAP Tabbouleh with Peppers So today I am sharing my tweaked…

  • Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread

    Here’s my recipe for Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread, that is so good you won’t believe it is actually gluten free! It is also egg-free and contains 6 ingredients – butter, gluten free flour, almond flour, vanilla essence, caster sugar and a dusting of icing sugar.  Store-bought shortbread from a holiday cookie tin is nice, but homemade is even better, especially when it can be made gluten free. These are crunchy, moreish and absolutely perfect for dipping in tea or hot chocolate. Making the Crunchy Gluten Free Shortbread This is a one-bowl recipe so there is very little fuss. Simply add the room temp butter, Woolworths Gluten free flour,  almond flour,…

  • Gluten Free South African Lamingtons
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free South African Lamingtons

    Possibly the best lamingtons you will ever eat – these Gluten Free South African Lamingtons are what chocolate dreams are made of. In case you’ve been living under a rock, a lamington is cake made from squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. I’ve created a super delicious moist gluten free version that you just have to try. Top tips for making these Lamingtons: Gluten Free needs fat and protein to stay moist so please don’t try to omit the eggs or butter. Don’t skip freezing your cake, you won’t be able to dip in chocolate without cooling in the…

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